Chad Ahrens
Maher Ahrens Foster Shillito, PLLC

1145 Broadway, Suite 610
Tacoma, WA 98402, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Practice/Organization Description

My practice is focused on business, real estate, and construction law, which includes both transactional and litigation matters. My representative clients range from and include commercial real estate developers, architects, engineers, construction contractors and suppliers, small and mid-size business owners, and single-family homeowners. Prior to forming Maher Ahrens Foster Shillito, PLLC, I worked in private practice and was previously employed as an executive and in-house counsel to a development and construction company.

Some of my representative transactional matters include, but are not limited to:

Condominium Documents (Airspace, traditional, declarations and offering statements); Lease Agreements – Commercial and Residential; Lease Options; Ground Leases; Purchase and Sale Agreements; Right of First Refusal and Options; Non-Disclosure Agreements; Non-Compete Agreements; Asset Purchase Agreements; Construction Contracts; Design Professional Contracts; Construction Liens; Materialmen/Supplier Contracts; Easement Agreements & Covenants; Security Agreements; Promissory Notes; Deeds of Trust; Entity Formations; Real Estate Contracts; Boundary Line Agreements; Estate Planning; Power of Attorney; Bills of Sale; License Agreements; SNDA’s; Assignment Agreements; Estoppel Certificates; Master Service Agreements; Operating Agreements.

My representative litigation matters include, but are not limited to:

Breach of Contract; Adverse Possession; Quiet Title; Boundary Disputes; Title Insurance Claims; Lien Foreclosure; Unlawful Detainer – commercial & residential; Earnest Money Agreements; Construction Defect; Construction Contract Disputes; Real Estate Contract Forfeiture; Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes; Collections.

Bar Admissions

Member, Washington State Bar Association


J.D., Seattle University School of Law

B.S., University of Washington

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Member, King County Bar Association

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Business Law Section

Construction Law Section

Real Property, Probate, & Trust Section

Litigation Section

Member, American Bar Association

Business Law Section

Construction Law Section

Litigation Section

Real Property, Probate, & Estate Law Section

Member, Washington Landlord Association

Honors and Awards

40 Under Forty - Business Examiner 2007

Order of the Barristers

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